Summer is on its way and with it brings hot, wet and humid conditions which are the perfect breeding grounds for mould in Australian homes. With that in mind, there’s no better time to make sure you have the best solution to combat mould and fungus forming in your home’s interior this summer.
Small patches of mould forming in wet areas like the bathroom, can often become an uphill battle as it spreads throughout your home. And no matter how many times you attempt to clean it away, it just comes back every time there are humid conditions.
In addition to the musty odour and unsightliness of mould in your home, mould can also be damaging to your health.
Those who are allergic or sensitive to mould can experience problems with their health when they inhale the microscopic airborne mould spores. NSW Health warns that those with asthma, allergies or other breathing conditions may be more sensitive to mould and those with weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases are at an increased risk of mould infection. Common allergic reactions to mould include a coughing, a blocked or runny nose, irritated skin and eyes, and wheezing. For people who have respiratory issues such as asthma, the inhalation of mould spores can even trigger an asthma attack.
In addition to the numerous health issues that mould poses, the damage that it causes to your home can be difficult and costly to deal with. While mould can be cleaned away using a mixture of vinegar, bleach and mild soap, it often comes back very quickly as the warm and moist conditions encourage the mould roots that have penetrated your home’s surface to grow. Mould roots can easily penetrate absorbent materials in your home such as curtains, carpets, clothing and soft furnishings, and can be difficult to remove. Professional cleaning services can remove mould roots, however, the result is not always entirely effective.
Our solution to combating mould growth in your home is the Solatube Solar Star. The Solar Star is a solar powered roof ventilation system that keeps your home well-ventilated and mould-free all year round.
The Solar Star uses solar power to remove the heat from your home’s roof cavity, which if left there would have turned to moisture causing mould growth. This innovative ventilation system from Solatube keeps your home’s roof space and interior cool and dry year-round, helping you to save money on energy bills and cooling systems as well as keeping your home free from mould.
If you want to keep your home free from mould year round we recommend installing a Solatube Solar Star. Get in touch with our team of home ventilation experts at Solatube Home. Call us on 02 9725 5433 to book a consultation.